Burges Salmon advises Anesco on completion of its largest battery to date

Burges Salmon’s Energy team has advised long-standing client Anesco on the completion of its largest utility-scale battery storage site to date

09 July 2019

Based near Manchester, the Lascar site comprises sixteen 1.25MW/1.25MWh Lithium Ion containers and brings Anesco’s battery storage portfolio to a total of 147MW.

The site was funded, designed and installed by Anesco, with the Burges Salmon team advising on development work on the site. Anesco will continue to oversee the site through its in-house operation and maintenance division to ensure optimum performance.

The Lascar site will serve the wholesale market, the capacity market and National Grid’s balancing services so as to secure the quality of the UK’s power supply.

The Burges Salmon team was led by Energy partner Will Woodall, with assistance from associate Kayleigh Harrison-Dunford.

Will says: “We are pleased to have continued working with Anesco in advising it on the completion of the Lascar site, which is an important development for the company’s battery storage capacity. We are excited to have been involved with this ambitious project.”

Steve Shine, executive chairman at Anesco, says: “We’re delighted to have successfully seen yet another large scale storage project through from planning, to deployment and long term management. Our full service capabilities and unique understanding for how to derive commercial value from renewable assets is something that continues to find favour with investors and customers. Our ability to not only model revenue but to show genuine results being achieved by existing assets remains a key differentiator within the market and is something our customers highly value.

We are grateful to Will and the team at Burges Salmon for helping us complete this significant battery storage project.”

Established in Reading in 2010, Anesco has developed 102 solar farms to date, while its renewables operation and maintenance arm has nearly 1GW of renewable energy under management. Anesco was the first developer to achieve subsidy free solar and remains the only one to retrofit batteries to existing solar sites, while retaining their associated incentives.

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